ant rice


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rice \Rice\, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr.
   ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[imac]zi,
   akin to Skr. vr[imac]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.]
   (Bot.)
   A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This
   plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the
   grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants.
   In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be
   overflowed.
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   Ant rice. (Bot.) See under Ant.

   French rice. (Bot.) See Amelcorn.

   Indian rice., a tall reedlike water grass ({Zizania
      aquatica}), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain,
      much used for food by North American Indians. It is common
      in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also
      water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc.

   Mountain rice, any species of an American genus
      (Oryzopsis) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.

   Rice bunting. (Zool.) Same as Ricebird.

   Rice hen (Zool.), the Florida gallinule.

   Rice mouse (Zool.), a large dark-colored field mouse
      (Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States.

   Rice paper, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from
      China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture
      of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a
      large herb (Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng)
      into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under
      pressure. Called also pith paper.

   Rice troupial (Zool.), the bobolink.

   Rice water, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small
      quantity of rice in water.

   Rice-water discharge (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice
      water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from
      the bowels, in cholera.

   Rice weevil (Zool.), a small beetle (Calandra oryzae, or
      Sitophilus oryzae) which destroys rice, wheat, and
      Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also
      black weevil.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ant \Ant\, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G.
   ameise. Cf. Emmet.] (Zool.)
   A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus Formica,
   which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a
   pismire.
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   Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working
         ants, besides the males and females; the former are
         without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually
         raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within,
         where they maintain a perfect system of order, store
         their provisions, and nurture their young. There are
         many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural
         ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon
         ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the
         Neuroptera.
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   Ant bird (Zool.), one of a very extensive group of South
      American birds (Formicariid[ae]), which live on ants.
      The family includes many species, some of which are called
      ant shrikes, ant thrushes, and ant wrens.

   Ant rice (Bot.), a species of grass (Aristida oligantha)
      cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake
      of its seed.
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